Heteromastix sp., copyright Tony D.

Belongs within: Cantharinae.

Heteromastix is a genus of soft-bodied beetles in which the antennae are often distorted in the males. The exact segment(s) modified, if any, differ between species (Lea 1909).

Characters (from Lea 1909): Antennae inserted between and in front of eyes, frequently distorted in male; prothorax always strongly transverse; tibiae terminated by minute spines; basal joint of hind tarsi as long or almost as long as three following segments combined; male with penultimate segment of abdomen deeply excised, preceeding segment widely emarginate or simple.

|--H. amabilis Lea 1909L09
|--H. anticus Blackb. 1892L09
|--H. bicolor [incl. H. bicolor var. primus Lea 1909, H. bicolor var. secundus Lea 1909]L09
|--H. crassicornis Lea 1895L09
|--H. decipiens Lea 1909L09
|--H. discoflavus Lea 1909L09
|--H. distortus Lea 1909L09
|--H. dolichocephalus Lea 1909L09
|--H. elegans Lea 1909L09
|--H. flavifrons Lea 1909L09
|--H. flavipennis Lea 1909L09
|--H. frater Lea 1909L09
|--H. fusicornis (Blackb. 1891) [=Telephorus fusicornis]L09
|--H. galeatus (Blackb. 1891) [=Telephorus galeatus; incl. H. gagaticeps Lea 1895]L09
|--H. geniculatus Lea 1909L09
|--H. imitator Lea 1909L09
|--H. inflatus Lea 1909L09
|--H. laticollis Lea 1909L09
|--H. latus Lea 1909L09
|--H. luridicollis (Macleay 1872)L09, M86 [=Malachius luridicollisL09]
|--H. macleayi Lea 1909L09
|--H. mcdonaldi Lea 1895L09
|--H. mirabilis Lea 1895L09
|--H. niger Lea 1909L09
|--H. nigripes Lea 1909L09
|--H. occidentalis Lea 1909L09
|--H. pallipes Lea 1909L09
|--H. pauxillus (Blackb. 1886) [=Telephorus pauxillus]L09
|--H. perabundans Lea 1909L09
|--H. pusillus (Bohem. 1858) (see below for synonymy)L09
|--H. simplex Lea 1909L09
|--H. tenuis Lea 1909L09
`--H. victoriensis (Blackb. 1891) [=Telephorus victoriensis]L09

Heteromastix pusillus (Bohem. 1858) [=Telephorus pusillus; incl. H. pusillus var. dilataticollis Blackb. 1892, T. pusio Gemming 1870]L09

*Type species of generic name indicated


[L09] Lea, A. M. 1909. Revision of the Australian and Tasmanian Malacodermidae. Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond. 1909 (1): 45–251, pls 2–6.

[M86] Masters, G. 1886. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of Australia. Part IV. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (2): 259–380.

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